Tips for Being a Health Advocate
Information for Family Caregivers
An estimated 53 million people provide care for an aging loved one or friend. As a family caregiver, you are your loved one’s healthcare advocate and a key player on the healthcare team.
On average, older adults spend about 17 days a year in a healthcare setting, and chances are you’re there with them. For those with multiple conditions or dementia, the days increase. You balance appointments with various doctors and help your loved one follow their care plans. You also likely help your loved one manage several medications.
As rewarding as caregiving can be, we know it can be a daunting task. We have some tips that can help you be a health advocate.
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